Science 10 Blocks 1-2A and 1-2B

For those of you starting Science 10 Remotely, Monday Sept 14th, you’ll need to check here for your assignments until I get everything set up in TEAMS.

You need to:

  1. Pick up Textbooks, Course Outlines, and your Science 10 Learning Guides, 10:30-11:30 or 2:30-3:03 tomorrow/Friday!!! Room 307, sign in for your textbooks, there will be a sheet provided for you. Textbook number, your name, and your email in case you lose it.
  2. Using your green textbook, do all 20 pages in the Learning Guide (not the first 2 pages, they’re information only) and have them ready for checking Monday Sept 21st when you’re in my class, FACE to FACE also known as F2F. There’ll be a quiz on the booklet so make sure you understand what you’re doing.
  3. Check TEAMS for more information since I can’t get into Moodle at the moment, or set up your blocks on TEAMS (use the Science 10 Team for now)

Earthquake, Jamaica BBC News

Image result for tsunami diagram

How does an earthquake cause a tsunami? Why didn’t one occur in this instance?

The lastest earthquakes in BC, get them from this site, one of many:

And since my first rule is to “be curious”, take some time to check this site out, about what happened to create the Gulf of Mexico back in the day:

In The News: Taal Volcano, violent eruption?

Violent Eruption?

Happened already at Mount St Helens, here:,+Vancouver,+BC+V5W+1P3,+Canada/Mt+St+Helens,+Washington+98616,+USA/@47.5567172,-124.8764819,7z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x5486741251785f27:0x379ac7f84b408817!2m2!1d-123.0936271!2d49.2326978!1m5!1m1!1s0x54969956568a2691:0x69ddb4f4b6cf94c7!2m2!1d-122.1955508!2d46.1914006!3e0!5m1!1e4

This video explains what might happen at the Taal Volcano in the Philippines:

More information on the Filipino Taal Volcano:

1980 Mount St Helens Lateral Blast

Guess, how fast the resulting killer wind erupted from a volcano close to where we live:

A) 35 km/h     B) 143 km/h   C) 280 km/h   D) 480 km/h

Let’s find out…

Homework, Science 10, due Monday January 13

Using the textbook on the cart, do Section 1.1 in your workbook, due next class. You can wear headphones if you brought them.

And remember to log into Moodle, thanks to the 9 of you that did! OMG C’mon people! Visit the library and get onto a device and if you need help ask someone!

I added some more videos that we’ll be looking at soon on the Discovery of DNA.

Genetics ~ Introduction via ASAPScience

Today I’d like to introduce you to the world of genetics. A huge topic all about you, how you’re made, your personality traits, even how you behave and react. The secrets of heredity were discovered in the molecule called DNA in 1953 with Watson and Crick. But what are genes? Is everyone’s DNA the same? What about or 23andMe? My eyes, my widow’s peak, the folding of my hands and the fact that I might be bald is genetic? Seriously?! And what are GMO’s??? for some chem review, jeopardy style!

If you haven’t already done so, please sign up/register for Moodle as most of the Genetics course is located here, under Sommerfeld Science 10.

I had an interesting roommate who told me he had sickle cell anemia. I didn’t know what it was so I decided to look it up. His genetics were mutated at one point, leading to irregularly shaped red blood cells. Take a look: